Halloween Trial, and Adrian Brown Memorial Trial
Scotch Creek, BC. October 26 & 27, 2013

from Dave Rhodes

Stan Bakgaard at the Adrian Brown Memorial Trial
Stan Bakgaard at the Adrian Brown Memorial Trial

The annual Ady Brown Memorial Trial took place up on the mountainside above Scotch Creek last weekend. On Saturday the Shuswap Trials Riders had arranged a Halloween Trial over the same interesting loop, featuring a total of 19 sections for all classes.

The low valley cloud kept the temperatures cold and damp, but everybody had a great time. Stan Bakgaard (Sherco) took the Expert win on Saturday, with Ben Pospisal (Beta) 2nd, and Graeme Herman (Beta) 3rd. Ken Knight (Sherco) was one of a group of Albertans making the trip to BC, and he had a storming ride in the Senior Intermediate class, to finish 2nd behind Ross Rathbone (Beta). Dean Seaman (Beta) won the Intermediate and Matt Ready (Beta) the junior.

After a big Campfire party on Saturday night, there were a few thick heads the next day as everybody set out to ride the same slippery sections once again. However, we did get a few sunny breaks later, which warmed things up a bit.

Once again it was Matt Ready winning the junior, but only on a tie-break with local rider Martin Lucas (Beta). Leigh Stocks (Sherco) was third.

The Intermediate class saw Craig (Taff) Parfitt (Beta) with a narrow victory over Calgary Gas Gas rider Kevin Smith. In Senior Intermediate Mark O'Neill (Beta) finished three points clear of Ken Knight, while Ross Rathbone (Beta) took the Advanced class, ahead of Dean Seaman (Beta) and Jake Wideman (Beta).

A couple of brilliant "Cleans" on section 19 were enough to clinch the Expert win for Ricky Styles(GG), who beat out Stan Bakgaard (Sherco) and Ben Pospisal (Beta).

Results


Halloween Trial

Jr
1 Matt Ready        Beta    Vernon BC         35
2 Martin Lucas      Beta    Celista BC        58
3 Chris Biggs       Sherco  Sorrento BC       91

Inter
1 Dean Seaman       Beta    Sorrento BC       30
2 Jake Wideman      Beta    Scotch Creek BC   33
3 Kevin Smith       GG      Calgary AB        56
4 Craig Parfitt     Beta    Sherwood Park AB  61

Snr Inter
1 Ross Rathbone     Beta    Scotch Creek BC   14
2 Ken Knight        Sherco  Okotoks AB        34
3 Mark ONeill       Beta    Medicine Hat AB   44
4 Steve Richardson  Sherco  Gambier Island BC 94

Expert
1 Stan Bakgaard     Sherco   Yale BC          48
2 Ben Pospisal      Beta     Edmonton AB      59
3 Graeme Hermon     Beta     Scotch Creek BC 117

Adrian Brown Memorial Jr 1 Matt Ready Beta Vernon BC 37 2 Martin Lucas Beta Celista BC 37 3 Leigh Stocks Sherco Revelstoke BC 58 Inter 1 Craig Parfitt Beta Sherwood Park AB 34 2 Kevin Smith GG Calgary AB 37 Snr Int 1 Mark O'Neill Beta Medicine Hat AB 41 2 Ken Knight Sherco Okotoks AB 48 Advanced 1 Ross Rathbone Beta Scotch Creek 42 2 Dean Seaman Beta Sorrento BC 101 3 Jake Wideman Beta Scotch Creek BC 103 Expert 1 Rick Styles GG Penticton BC 39 2 Stan Bakgaard Sherco Yale BC 47 3 Ben Pospisil Beta Edmonton AB 72 4 Chris Sorokovsky Beta Vernon BC 113
A big thanks to the land owners, the Shuswap Trials riders, and to everybody for their donations to the Cancer Fund. Check out the pics from the event on the Outlaw Gallery.

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